Call Sign Chaos

Call Sign Chaos

Learning to Lead

Book - 2019
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"Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780812996838
Characteristics: xiv, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: West, Francis J - Author


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Sep 13, 2019

I don't like books like this written as an autobiography with the help of a professional author (I would call him a ghostwriter but he's credited as a co-author). I would rather just have one voice speaking instead of the inauthentic mixing of two voices.

But this book is worth reading in spite of that problem. Unlike people like James Comey, James Mattis realizes he is not perfect and he shares his ideas rather than preaches them. He's not really humble, but he is down-to-earth, and his career shows how his talents have helped our country. In his service he has given more than he has received.

Donald Trump liked to call James Mattis "Mad Dog" and some others portray him as intellectual and bookish. But neither of those things really capture the man. This book does. It's worth reading.

[It's a shame that another reviewer has dashed off a silly review giving the book 1/2 star because of the reviewer's political views. Ignore that review.]

Sep 09, 2019

I bet he wishes he didn't wreck his entire career by working with the orange con man. Glad your gone Mattis.

Sep 09, 2019

Would the library consider providing copies of the audiobook for users of the library? Thank you.


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